Migraines are a condition that is characterized by pulsing and throbbing in the head. It is estimated that 36 million Americans suffer from migraines. As many as 18 million Americans have chronic migraines, which would be 5 or more migraines monthly. Migraines may last for only a few hours or several days, and many people accept this as part of daily living.
Migraines are a challenging condition to treat as they are as unique as the individual who has them. This makes it very hard for patients and doctors alike. The market for drug treatments is constantly expanding. In this day and age, many people are no longer looking for a pill to cover up the symptoms and want a natural solution for migraines.
One of the latest crazes involves something known as the Daith piercing, a piercing of the cartilage in the inner ear lobe. Social media is abuzz with people posting their piercing, claiming migraine relief as a result. The proposed mechanism of migraine relief is that the section of the ear that is pierced is the same as the trigger point for migraines in acupuncture. Acupuncture works by inserting needles at specific points to allow proper flow of Qi. Acupuncture is somewhat controversial but is known to help some conditions as it has an effect on the nervous system. There are no studies done yet to prove or disprove this, and some doctors are wary to recommend it as a migraine treatment.1 Meanwhile, other natural methods are showing more promise in clinical studies.
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In Fair Oaks, California many people with migraines are getting results using a different method. Migraine specialist Dr. Brett Gottlieb helps migraine sufferers get natural migraine relief. As an Upper Cervical Chiropractor, Dr. Gottlieb specializes in the Atlas bone (C1 vertebra) and the coordination between the brain and nervous system as it relates to migraines. When the Atlas bone moves from its natural position, it has consequences that may result in migraines. By analyzing and correcting the Atlas misalignment using a gentle and precise Upper Cervical Chiropractic Adjustment, migraines are often reduced as the brain and nervous system return to normal function. In clinical studies of migraine patients, it has been shown that 1-2 upper cervical Chiropractic Adjustments not only improve migraine condition but may even lead to a complete resolution.2
- Vulliamy E. Hope for migraine and headache sufferers with £50 piercings claim. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/hope-for-migraine-and-headache-sufferers-with-50-piercings-claim-a6733861.html (accessed 13 November 2015). 2
- Elster EL. Upper cervical chiropractic care for a patient with chronic migraine headaches with an appendix summarizing an additional 100 headache cases. J Vert Sublux Res 2003;AUG(3):1-10
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